Monday, February 2, 2009

Fabula: De Sene et Morte



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Senex et Mors, the story of the old man who summoned Death. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Fasce praegravatus Senex,
et misellae suae pertaesus sortis,
Mortem invocabat,
ut finem aerumnosae vitae
tandem defigeret.
Invocata advenit Mors,
percontata
Senex quid secum velit;
ad cuius adventum
territus,
nil respondit sed
“Ut auxilio mihi sis,
et fascem collapsum
rursus umeris imponas!”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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